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Author Stone, Tanya Lee.
Title The good, the bad, and the Barbie : a doll's history and her impact on us / by Tanya Lee Stone.
Imprint New York : Viking, 2010.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  NK4894.3.B37 S76 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # NK4894.3.B37 S76 2010
Phys. Description 130 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Note "Unauthorized"--Cover.
Contents Foreword: Barbie fix / by Meg Cabot -- Prologue: Happy birthday, Barbie! -- The moment of Ruth -- The making of Mattel -- A star is born -- It's all about the clothes -- Plastic makes perfect? -- It's not black and white -- Banning, bashing, and in the buff -- Barbie as art -- A real doll.
Audience 012 up.
Summary "Readers learn about Mattel Toys and the background behind Barbie's concept and development, how it was a solution for girls who wanted to imagine adult roles rather than just play mother, and details about inventor Ruth Handler."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]-123) and index.
Awards Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Subject Barbie dolls -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Barbie dolls -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780670011872 (hardcover)
0670011878 (hardcover)